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Human trafficking: ‘It’s happening in your subdivision, but everybody is unaware'

You might think human trafficking only happens in other countries, but it's happening here in the United States and right here in Louisiana.

Deal on student loans unlikely before rates rise

An agreement to stave off the doubling of interest rates on some student loans is unlikely before a July 1 deadline, despite a late push by a handful of lawmakers to reach a compromise, senators from both parties said Wednesday.

New federal rules require healthier school snacks

Candy bars, doughnuts and regular potato chips will become scarce in schools under new federal rules released Thursday, replaced by healthier options such as granola bars, trail mix and baked chips.

Competency hearing ordered for alleged Cleveland captor

A judge in Cleveland ordered a competency hearing for Ariel Castro, the man accused of holding three women captive for about a decade, the Cuyahoga County prosecutor's office confirmed Thursday.

After historic court rulings, what's next for gay rights movement?

For some people, Wednesday was a day to celebrate. Thursday, they get back to work.

Former New England Patriot Hernandez charged with murder

Authorities charged former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez with first-degree murder on Wednesday, hours after police arrested him and the NFL team that once gave him a $40 million contract dropped him from its roster.

Judge approved Scotlandville sewer buyouts; meeting planned

Dozens of University Place residents will get to meet the real estate agents hired by the city-parish to assist them in moving away from the North Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Paula Deen loses two major deals

Reeling from the fallout of Paula Deen's recent racial slur admission, two major companies have severed their relationship with the once high-flying chef.

Governor Jindal signs legislation to support ports and attract new companies to Louisiana

Governor Bobby Jindal signed legislation that supports Louisiana’s ports by expanding a tax cargo credit for certain port projects.

Port Allen faces new fiscal year with old budget, problems

Port Allen city officials are preparing to go into the new fiscal year starting on July 1 without a new budget.